On two consecutive days in late July, the nation of India made worldwide news due to blackouts that left 350 million people (more than the population of the entire United States) without power on Monday, July 30 and an even larger 600 million in the dark on July 31. A country of many often contrasting facets, India has been a subject of fascination for people around the globe for centuries.
This fall, the Glasscock School will offer an opportunity to learn more about this transitioning nation from experts representing Rice University and the University of Houston. With lectures examining its religions, culture, politics and economy, the course, “India, Past and Present: A Nation in Transition,” will conclude with dynamic performances of Indian music and dance. Registration is already underway for this Wednesday evening course, which begins on September 12.